Founder & Brand Architect
Brian’s talent was clear from jump. At 8 he would steal his brother’s comic books and re-draw them to perfection, later creating his very own. A cameo in “Coming to America” with Eddie Murphy, opened the door to a promising acting career, yet he turned down a major role in the popular show “The Equalizer.” His pivot landed him in special art and illustration training programs, where he won numerous art awards, including “Best Artist.”
In college he studied graphic & web design eventually landing him serious cred as an Art director for an R & D division of a massive tech company. He has overhauled brand identities, consumer interface, and the creative vision for multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies.
A science fiction, fantasy junkie, and sheer perfectionist, Brian is always searching for the next epic design, aesthetic or high concept to execute, and more importantly cultivating the tools to do so!
Brian is the Mad Genius and Visionary behind Rogue Republik.
Ross “tha Boss” Laurence
A third generation style expert, with more than 15 years of experience in clothing design, styling, and personal shopping, Ross considers himself a natural devil’s advocate, loves to negotiate, and is driven by a need to be anything but average or normal.
Starting off as a film and tv intern, Ross eventually held every position in tha game, including writer/editor, assistant director of photography, director and producer.
His need to design led to production work with labels such as Sean Jean, Ralph Lauren’s US Polo, Reebok and Body Glove, including his own line of outerwear.
He has dressed celebrities like Comedian Donnell Rawlings, (Guy Code,) and SNL’s Jason Seudukis, Iman Crosson a.k.a. Alphacat, styled photo shoots and commercials for Bartenura Blue moscato, Raffi Linea Uomo Luxury apparel, Yunes Swathe and Black Opal beauty, and for magazines such as Untitled, Lash, Razor Red, And Men, Bullett, Parade, and a stint in the wardrobe department for the Gayle King show. Ross has also been featured as a stylist and producer on FYI TV and the Bravo Network, just to name a few.
Friends since childhood, Ross and Brian have collaborated on all manner of design. They have always shared contrarian ideals, futuristic vision, and a great working partnership.
Rogue Republik was created to provoke, incite and inspire!
Do you have what it takes to go Rogue?